Should It Be Illegal To Sell A Keylogger? Or Just To Use It?
from the might-be-pushing-the-boundaries dept
A court has issued an injunction temporarily banning the sale of a keylogger product called RemoteSpy. The ruling probably makes sense under the current FTC law, but it does raise some questions about whether it really makes sense to ban the sale of such a program, versus just the use of one. I can certainly understand why you might want to ban the sale of such programs, because if they’re sold, they’re perhaps more likely to be used. However, it still seems wrong to make it illegal to sell some software because that software can be used for illegal activities. Shouldn’t the liability belong to those who actually use the software for illegal purposes?